LibriVox recording of Idylls of the King by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Read by Elizabeth Klett. Idylls of the King, published between 1856 and 1885, is a cycle of twelve narrative poems by the English poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson which retells the legend of King Arthur, his knights, his love for Guinevere and her tragic betrayal of him, and the rise and fall of Arthur's kingdom. The whole work recounts Arthur's attempt and failure to lift up mankind and create a perfect kingdom, from his coming to... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audio, poetry, tennyson, arthur, camelot, guinevere Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
"Old Ralph Rinkelmann made his living by comic sketches, and all but lost it again by tragic poems. So he was just the man to be chosen king of the fairies..." George MacDonald (December 10, 1824 – September 18, 1905) was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister. Though no longer well known, his works (particularly his fairy tales and fantasy novels) have inspired admiration in such notables as W. H. Auden, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Madeleine L'Engle. The Shadows is one such... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobook, fantasy Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Librivox recording of The Wisdom of Father Brown, by G. K. Chesterton Read by Martin Clifton This is the second of five books of short stories about G. K. Chestertons fictional detective, first published in 1914. Father Brown is a short, nondescript Catholic Priest with shapeless clothes and a large umbrella who has an uncanny insight into human evil. His methods, unlike those of his near contemporary Sherlock Holmes, although based on observation of details often unnoticed by others, tended to... ( 3 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobook, recording, the wisdom of father brown Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of The Man who was Thursday, a Nightmare, by G.K. Chesterton. Read by Zachary Brewster-Geisz. In a surreal turn-of-the-century London, Gabriel Syme, a poet, is recruited to a secret anti-anarchist taskforce at Scotland Yard. Lucian Gregory, an anarchist poet, is the only poet in Saffron Park, until he loses his temper in an argument over the purpose of poetry with Gabriel Syme, who takes the opposite view. After some time, the frustrated Gregory finds Syme and leads him to a... ( 8 reviews ) Topics: librivox, literature, audiobooks, chesterton Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of Lilith, by George MacDonald. Read by Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA. Lilith, written by the father of fantasy literature, George MacDonald, was first published in 1895. Its importance was recognized in its later revival in paperback by Ballantine Books as the fifth volume of the celebrated Ballantine Adult Fantasy series in September, 1969. Lilith is considered among the darkest of MacDonald's works, and among the most profound. It is a story concerning the nature of life,... ( 5 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, fantasy, macdonald Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
YOU CAN'T DO BUSINESS WITH HITLER You Can't Do Business With Hitler, a series of radio shows, written and produced by the radio section of the Office of War Information (OWI), was transcribed four times a month. Elwood Hoffman writes the scripts, and Frank Telford directs the production. This series is one of the many thousands of government propaganda plays that were broadcast to help the war effort during World War II. You Can't Do Business with Hitler, based on the experiences of... ( 5 reviews ) Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Set, You Can't Do Business with...
The Foundation Trilogy concists of: 1. Foundations 2. Foundation and Empire 3. Second Foundation The Foundation Trilogy is an epic science fiction series written over a span of forty-four years by Isaac Asimov. It consists of seven volumes that are closely linked to each other, although they can be read separately. The series is highly acclaimed, winning the one-time Hugo Award for "Best All-Time Series" in 1966. The premise of the series is that mathematician Hari Seldon spent his... ( 15 reviews ) Topics: Isaac Asimov, Foundation, Foundation Trilogy, Sci Fi, Science Fiction, psychohistory